Monday, July 4, 2011

Obituary: Connie Kay Campbell 1943-2011

Connie Kay Campbell, 68 went home to be with her Lord and Savior after a courageous 1 year long battle with Leukemia and Breast Cancer, on Saturday June 25, 2011 with her loving family at her side. Services will be held at 3:00 P.M., Thursday, June 30, 2011 at the Moses Lake Alliance Church, 1100 N. Grape Drive. Interment will follow at Guarding Angels Cemetery, 2595 Road L N.E. The family will greet friend from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 29th at Kayser's Chapel.
Connie was born at her grandmother's home in Sheridan, Missouri on a "very" cold day on January 20, 1943 to Ernest (Tine) Hawbeck and Bertha Mae Wilson Hawbeck.
Connie spent her early years in Sheridan, MO and attended Sheridan schools & Graduated from Sheridan High School in 1961. Connie married her high school sweetheart Robert Gartside and to this union two daughters, Roxanna Kayle and Rhonda Dee were born.
When Bob and Connie were divorced, Connie and the girls moved to Washington State and made their home for a number of years in White Salmon, WA. Later they moved to Moses Lake, WA, where Connie was hired by The Spokesman Review Newspaper in July 1977 as the first and only female District Supervisor and she continued to work for them until her untimely death.
In the winter of 1978, Connie met the love of her life, Tom Campbell. They were married on June 2, 1979 and they continued to make their home in Moses Lake. WA.
Connie has always been the heart of her family. She enjoyed spending time with all of her grandchildren. She loved telling them stories, playing with them and watching them grow. Connie has always been an active member of The Moses Lake Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. She was active in many youth ministries, women's prayer groups and was also the meal coordinator. She was also a Foster parent for many years.
Connie is preceded in death by her grandmother, father, brother Frankie, her sisters Ethel and Phyllis, and step-son Tom. Connie is survived by her 103 year old mother Bertha Hawbeck, her husband Tom, daughters Roxi (Scott) Mortimer of Wilson Creek, Wa, Rhonda (Joe) Rodriguez, Moses Lake. Sisters Evelyn (Richard) Jobst of Independence, Mo, Roberta (Jerry) Card of Moses Lake. Grandchildren: Kevin (Shawna) Adamson, Matthew Campbell, Megan Adamson, Ashleigh (Nathan) Laney, Jeremy (Jodi) Rodriguez, all of Moses Lake. Jaclyn (Bob) Johnson, Ellensburg, Wa, Alisha (Darren) Larsen, Wilson Creek, Wa. Great Grandchildren; Kaitlyn, Alexandreya, Jayson and Daphney Laney, Elijah and Izaac Adamson, all of Moses Lake. Alaynah Campbell, Peoria, Illinois and Karrah Larsen, Wilson Creek, Wa and numerous nieces and nephews.
Connie touched the lives of many, and will be deeply missed by all who loved her. We rejoice for her knowing that she is in the arms of the Lord.

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